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RSV cases are already high – are you prepared for a possible winter surge?

How to manage symptoms and risk of seasonal lower respiratory tract infections in children

Return to practice nurse

Former nurses offered £1,000 incentive to return to practice in England

But the RCN calls for urgent action to address why so many nurses leave the profession

NHS pay: industrial action one step closer as union enters dispute process

Nurses angry at ministers’ imposition of ‘insulting’ 3% pay rise in Wales, claims RCN

Off-duty nurse praised for pulling man from burning car on her way to work

‘I was acting on instinct’ said Mags Chineah after she sprinted towards danger

Nurses’ determination praised, but senior leaders urge staff to look after well-being

Letter of support acknowledges ongoing pressures as difficult winter approaches

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Essay mills to be banned: crackdown announced on ‘completely unethical’ online services

Impact of market for ready-written nursing essays has been worrying universities

Evidence and Practice

Breaking bad news to patients in the emergency department

Breaking bad news to patients in the emergency department

Why you should read this article: • To identify the importance of preparation for autonomous...

Care of patients with mental health issues in the emergency department: a quality improvement project

Care of patients with mental health issues in the ED: a quality improvement project

The potential clinical challenges of caring for patients with mental health issues in the ED

Health promotion in emergency care: rationale, strategies and activities

Health promotion in emergency care: rationale, strategies and activities

Concept of health promotion and its relevance to nurses working in the emergency department

Managing children’s forearm fractures in the emergency department

Managing children’s forearm fractures in the emergency department

Forearm fractures are most common fractures among children and young people aged up to 19

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Identifying patients with COVID-19 who require early continuous positive airway pressure

How vital signs measurements can identify patients with COVID who require early CPAP

Managing violence and aggression in the emergency department

Managing violence and aggression in the emergency department

Featuring a successful small-scale trial of body-worn cameras at an East London ED

Features

Sexual exploitation of children: how to raise concerns

NSPCC warns of a rise in cases of child exploitation during the pandemic

Sickle cell crisis: step-by-step advice on spotting the signs and how to respond

Lack of knowledge of the blood disorder is common. Find out how to help your patients

Mosquito

Cellulitis: management, diagnosis and what nurses need to know

Summer insect bites can often trigger the infection as well as dog bites

The real-life Charlie Fairhead: how my career inspired Casualty character

Gary Jones talks about how it feels to have his nursing career portrayed on the small screen

Nurses and stress: how performing arts skills can improve self-care and communication

Training given by actors is helping NHS staff to look after themselves better

COVID-19 and acute kidney injury – do you know how to identify patients at risk?

AKI is linked to COVID-19, and the pandemic has affected both its incidence and demographics

Opinion

‘And your name is?’: why children’s nurses should ask accompanying adults this question

Calling someone accompanying an unwell child ‘mum’ or ‘dad’ can be disrespectful or wrong

Agenda for Change: what nurses need to know as they consider the latest pay offer

The system aims to offer transparent pay and conditions – but is it still fit for purpose?

What is the Glasgow Coma Scale and how can nurses interpret it?

Guidance on assessing acute neurological conditions or brain injury used worldwide

Students

Safeguarding demystified: a beginner’s guide

It’s an issue fundamental to nursing care, but do you know what’s expected of you?

How resuscitation training can ease the transition from student to newly qualified nurse

Staffordshire University’s free courses offer a way to keep in touch with former students

Why we’re glad we opted-in to paid clinical placements to help the NHS during COVID-19

Reflections on the unforgettable experience of front-line practice during the pandemic

Careers

What does a scrub nurse do – and could you be one?

Perioperative practitioners, or theatre nurses, work in anaesthetics, surgery or recovery

What are transferable skills and how can I use them to get my next nursing role?

Learn to identify and develop the skills you use day-to-day that can open up career options

Custody nurse with a detainee

What it takes to be a police custody nurse

Forensic samples and assessing mental illness, injury and addiction are all part of the role

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